2008–2009 Sri Lankan Army Northern Offensive

2008–2009 Sri Lankan Army Northern Offensive


Massacres
Black July
1985 Valvettiturai
Kumudini
Akkaraipattu
Prawn farm
Eastern University
1990 Batticaloa
1991 Kokkadichcholai
Jaffna lagoon
Navaly
Nagerkovil-Allaipiddy
Vankalai
Muttur
Kent and Dollar Farm
Anuradhapura
Aranthalawa
Kattankudi mosque
Palliyagodella
Kallarawa
October 1995
Gonagala
Kebithigollewa
Jaffna Hospital
1989 Valvettiturai

The 2008–2009 SLA Northern offensive was an armed conflict in the northern Province of Sri Lanka between the military of Sri Lanka and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The battle broke with the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) offensive attempting to break through the LTTE defence lines in the north of the island, aiming to conclude the country's 25-year-old civil war by military victory.

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